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Problem 8.5: Rank the wave packets according to momentum, kinetic energy, and total energy
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Shown are 5 different free quantum-mechanical packets. The top panel shows phase as color and the bottom panel shows the real and imaginary parts of the wave function. In the animation, ħ = 2m = 1.
Rank the packets according to:
- their momentum (meaning <px>)
- their kinetic energy (meaning <T>)
- their total energy (meaning <E> = <H>)